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The Good Wife

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Apr 25-Friday May 01)

In yet another busy week in Telly Land, The Good Wife returns, Peter Kay's back on the box, while it's cheerio to The Voice of Ireland and Poldark.

Pick of the week

The Good Wife, Tuesday, RTÉ One

The best TV show of recent times is back for a sixth season on RTÉ One. It's not just a court drama, it's a political drama, a workplace ensemble piece par excellence, and sometimes it's just ridiculously funny. But the one ...

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Louis CK

It's comedy all the way as John Byrne checks out new ITV sitcom The Delivery Man (Wednesdays, UTV Ireland), and the returning Louie (Thursdays, Fox) and Silicon Valley (Mondays, Sky Atlantic)

Whenever I'm taking in a new ITV comedy I brace myself. Over the years they've been consistently poor and for every Harry Hill there's been a dozen Keith Lemons. Assuming the worst, I tuned into the first episode of The Delivery Man (Wednesday, UTV Ireland) and got a very pleasant surprise. It's not bad at all.

Naturally enough, given that it's ITV, the ...

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Téa Leoni stars as Madam Secretary

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Apr 18-Friday Apr 24)

Téa Leoni stars in new drama Madam Secretary, Resurrection and Silicon Valley are back, while it's goodbye to Indian Summers and Ordinary Lies.

Pick of the week

Madam Secretary, Thursday, Sky Living

Téa Leoni stars as newly appointed secretary of state Elizabeth McCord in this new US drama. Pulled out of semi-retirement following her predecessor’s death, the former CIA analyst is forced to juggle her responsibility to her country and her family life after accepting a high profile and high-powered ...

Game of Thrones

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Apr 11-Friday Apr 17)

Mad Men

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

John Byrne checks out the return of Mad Men (Thursdays, Sky Atlantic); a new serial killer in The Following (Saturday, Sky Atlantic); and a break from the norm in Scandal (Thursday, Sky Living)

Game of Thrones: Season 5 Preview

Game of Thrones finally returns to our screens next week so here's a re-cap of the main storylines and a preview of what's to come this season.

John Hamm's back with Mad Men

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Apr 04-Friday Apr 10)

Johnny Logan

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Mar 28-Friday Apr 03)

Richard Ayoade and Kathy Burke

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

John Byrne's telly week included Travel Man (Mondays, Channel 4), Happy Valley (Thursdays, RTÉ One), Mr Selfridge (Sundays, UTV Ireland) and The Comeback (Thursday, Sky Atlantic).

Home of the Year

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday Mar 21-Friday Mar 27)